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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345544/retinal-vascular-morphological-changes-in-patients-with-extremely-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Xiao-Yi Wang, Shuang Wang, Xue Liu, Xiu Ding, Meng Li, De-Min Han
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been shown to generate hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. Retinal vessel is the only vessel that can be observed directly and noninvasively; retinal vascular abnormalities can serve as a predictive marker for the occurrence, clinical course, and prognosis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to identify the effect of OSAS severity on the morphological changes of retinal vessels. METHODS: Adult patients complained of snoring were included in this study...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344661/liposomal-irinotecan-in-gemcitabine-refractory-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-efficacy-safety-and-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Emma Kipps, Kate Young, Naureen Starling
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease. The majority of patients are diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic disease with a prognosis of short months. Therapeutic options are limited and until recently, there was no standard second-line chemotherapy option. Liposomal constructs have been engineered to encapsulate chemotherapy thereby preventing premature metabolism, improving distribution and minimizing toxicity. Favourable preclinical data on liposomal irinotecan and early phase trials, led to a recently published phase III trial of liposomal irinotecan in combination with fluorouracil and folinic acid in patients with metastatic PDAC, who progressed after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343891/an-investigation-on-the-effects-of-the-angles-between-the-mitral-and-aortic-orifice-during-diastolic-period-using-fsi
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Md Shamsul Arefin
BACKGROUND: It was well documented that the changes in the physiological structure of the heart can alter the hemodynamic behaviour of the human left ventricle. Although there were various imaging tools that can stipulate the blood flow characteristics inside the ventricle, but the effect of the variation in the angles between the mitral and aortic orifices were yet to be determined. Hence the primary focus of this paper was to use Fluid-Structure Interaction scheme throughout the diastolic phase to examine and determine the hemodynamic behaviour inside the cavity under various angles between the mitral and aortic orifices (50°, 55° and 60°)...
March 18, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340481/metabolic-profiling-of-tyrosine-tryptophan-and-glutamate-in-human-urine-using-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-single-spe-cleanup
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Hyun Ju Shin, Na Hyun Park, Wonwoong Lee, Man Ho Choi, Bong Chul Chung, Jongki Hong
The tyrosine, tryptophan, and glutamate metabolic pathways play key roles on pathological state of neuronal functions and the change of their levels in biological systems reflects the progress degree of neuronal diseases. Comprehensive profiling of these metabolites is important to find new biomarkers for diagnosis or prognosis of various neuronal diseases. However, the overall profiling analysis of various neurochemicals in biological sample is confronted with several limitations due to their low concentration and physicochemical properties and the coexistence of matrices...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340044/oral-ghrelin-receptor-agonist-mk-0677-increases-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-blinded-study
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Garland A Campbell, James T Patrie, Bruce D Gaylinn, Michael O Thorner, Warren K Bolton
Background: . Protein-energy wasting (PEW) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, but options for treatment are limited. Growth hormone (GH) increases insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), with improved nutritional parameters, but must be given subcutaneously and does not provide normal GH secretion patterns. MK-0677, an oral ghrelin receptor agonist (GRA), maintains normal GH secretion and increases lean body mass in normal subjects; it has not been studied in dialysis patients, an essential step in assessing efficacy and safety prior to clinical trials...
March 3, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339906/interstitial-fibrosis-scored-on-whole-slide-digital-imaging-of-kidney-biopsies-is-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-proteinuric-glomerulopathies
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Laura H Mariani, Sebastian Martini, Laura Barisoni, Pietro A Canetta, Jonathan P Troost, Jeffrey B Hodgin, Matthew Palmer, Avi Z Rosenberg, Kevin V Lemley, Hui-Ping Chien, Jarcy Zee, Abigail Smith, Gerald B Appel, Howard Trachtman, Stephen M Hewitt, Matthias Kretzler, Serena M Bagnasco
Background.: Interstitial fibrosis (IF), tubular atrophy (TA) and interstitial inflammation (II) are known determinants of progression of renal disease. Standardized quantification of these features could add value to current classification of glomerulopathies. Methods.: We studied 315 participants in the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) study, including biopsy-proven minimal change disease (MCD = 98), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS = 121), membranous nephropathy (MN = 59) and IgA nephropathy (IgAN = 37)...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339709/clinicopathologic-correlations-of-renal-pathology-in-adult-population-of-poland
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Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Artur Bartczak, Malgorzata Wagrowska-Danilewicz, Agnieszka Halon, Krzysztof Okon, Aldona Wozniak, Marian Danilewicz, Henryk Karkoszka, Andrzej Marszalek, Jolanta Kowalewska, Andrzej Mroz, Agnieszka Korolczuk, Andrzej Oko, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Beata Naumnik, Zbigniew Hruby, Marian Klinger, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Marek Myslak, Wladyslaw Sulowicz, Andrzej Rydzewski, Andrzej Wiecek, Jacek Manitius, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Michal Nowicki, Ryszard Gellert, Tomasz Stompor, Monika Wieliczko, Krzysztof Marczewski, Leszek Paczek, Olga Rostkowska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Grazyna Bogdanowicz, Andrzej Milkowski, Magdalena Durlik
Background: This is the first report on the epidemiology of biopsy-proven kidney diseases in Poland. Methods: The Polish Registry of Renal Biopsies has collected information on all (n = 9394) native renal biopsies performed in Poland from 2009 to 2014. Patients' clinical data collected at the time of biopsy, and histopathological diagnoses were used for epidemiological and clinicopathologic analysis. Results: There was a gradual increase in the number of native renal biopsies performed per million people (PMP) per year in Poland in 2009-14, starting from 36 PMP in 2009 to 44 PMP in 2014...
February 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339083/health-risk-assessment-of-environmental-selenium-emerging-evidence-and-challenges-review
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Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Silvia Cilloni, Annalisa Bargellini, Anna Valeria Vergoni, Aristides Tsatsakis, Margherita Ferrante
New data have been accumulated in the scientific literature in recent years which allow a more adequate risk assessment of selenium with reference to human health. This new evidence comes from environmental studies, carried out in populations characterized by abnormally high or low selenium intakes, and from high-quality and large randomized controlled trials with selenium recently carried out in the US and in other countries. These trials have consistently shown no beneficial effect on cancer and cardiovascular risk, and have yielded indications of unexpected toxic effects of selenium exposure...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337711/circulating-tumor-dna-for-mutation-detection-and-identification-of-mechanisms-of-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Kay T Yeung, Soham More, Brian Woodward, Victor Velculescu, Hatim Husain
Targeted therapies have changed the treatment landscape of non-small cell lung cancer over the past decade. Analyses of cell free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) provide a non-invasive and robust approach for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, real-time monitoring of treatment response, and the identification of appropriate therapeutic targets based on the detection of tumor genetic aberrations. Recent improvements in the sensitivity, specificity, and feasibility of ctDNA detection assays allow the possibility for implementation into clinical practice...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336816/glomerular-density-and-volume-in-renal-biopsy-specimens-of-children-with-proteinuria-relative-to-preterm-birth-and-gestational-age
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Kentaro Koike, Yohei Ikezumi, Nobuo Tsuboi, Go Kanzaki, Kotaro Haruhara, Yusuke Okabayashi, Takaya Sasaki, Makoto Ogura, Akihiko Saitoh, Takashi Yokoo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A low total nephron number, which is associated with low birth weight (LBW), may indicate increased susceptibility to early-onset renal diseases in children. However, few studies have assessed renal biopsy findings in LBW children. We examined the relationship between LBW and glomerular density (GD) and/or glomerular volume (GV) in renal biopsy samples as a surrogate for total nephron number. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Renal biopsy findings of children of LBW were compared with those of age-matched control subjects of normal birth weight (NBW) who were histopathologically diagnosed with FSGS or minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) from 1995 to 2011...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336260/the-analysis-of-human-conjunctival-epithelium-proteome-in-ocular-surface-diseases-using-impression-cytology-and-2d-dige
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Javier Soria, Arantxa Acera, Juan A Durán, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis, Almudena Del-Hierro-Zarzuelo, Nerea González, Rebeca Reigada, Tatiana Suárez
Conjunctival impression cytology samples from patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), dry eye (DE), and healthy subjects (CT) were collected for determination of the degree of squamous metaplasia (SM) by PAS-hematoxylin staining and for comparative proteomic analyses by 2D-DIGE. The protein spots with discriminant expression were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry. Three independent statistical studies were conducted: i). Analysis of differential protein expression between study groups: We observed increased expression of proteins S100A4, S100A8, retinal dehydrogenase-1, peroxiredoxin-1, annexin-A1, annexin-A2, α-enolase, and glutathione S-transferase-P in DE, whereas the highest expression of peroxiredoxin-6, actin cytoplasmic-1, peroxiredoxin-2, and heat shock protein HSP-90-α was observed in MGD; ii)...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332473/correlation-analysis-of-renal-ultrasound-elastography-and-clinical-and-pathological-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Lingyan Peng, Tingting Zhong, Qiuling Fan, Yanjun Liu, Xuemei Wang, Lining Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlations of renal tissue elastography with clinical biochemical indicators and pathological changes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as to explore the potential for renal tissue elastography as a new, noninvasive method for the dynamic monitoring of renal disease progression, efficacy assessment, and prognosis evaluation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Department of Nephrology of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from August 2014 to January 2015 who had undergone renal biopsies were selected...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332223/change-management-in-an-environment-of-ongoing-primary-health-care-system-reform-a-case-study-of-australian-primary-health-care-services
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Sara Javanparast, Janny Maddern, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Angela Lawless, Ronald Labonté, David Sanders
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Globally, health reforms continue to be high on the health policy agenda to respond to the increasing health care costs and managing the emerging complex health conditions. Many countries have emphasised PHC to prevent high cost of hospital care and improve population health and equity. The existing tension in PHC philosophies and complexity of PHC setting make the implementation and management of these changes more difficult. This paper presents an Australian case study of PHC restructuring and how these changes have been managed from the viewpoint of practitioners and middle managers...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332088/simple-technique-of-repair-for-barlow-syndrome-with-posterior-resection-and-chordal-transfer-via-minimally-invasive-approach-primary-experience-in-a-consecutive-series-of-22-patients
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H Kamiya, Payam Akhyari, J-P Minol, A C Ites, T Weinreich, S Sixt, P Rellecke, U Boeken, A Albert, A Lichtenberg
OBJECTIVE: Current techniques for mitral valve repair (MVR) in Barlow's disease require high level of surgical expertise due to a complex anatomy. A novel and simple standardized technique that particularly considers the pathological changes of the mitral valve in Barlow's disease has been developed. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 22 patients underwent minimally invasive MVR for Barlow's disease and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A simple, standardized technique was applied, including resection of P2 segment of posterior mitral leaflet (PML) with preservation of the shortest chordae, transfer of the preserved chordae to A2, and implantation of a semi-rigid open ring...
March 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327965/carbon-dating-cancer-defining-the-chronology-of-metastatic-progression-in-colorectal-cancer
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H Lote, I Spiteri, L Ermini, A Vatsiou, A Roy, A McDonald, N Maka, M Balsitis, N Bose, M Simbolo, A Mafficini, A Lampis, J C Hahne, F Trevisani, Z Eltahir, G Mentrasti, C Findlay, Eaj Kalkman, M Punta, B Werner, S Lise, A Aktipis, C Maley, M Greaves, C Braconi, J White, M Fassan, A Scarpa, A Sottoriva, N Valeri
Background: HASH(0x35334b8) Patients often ask oncologists how long a cancer has been present before causing symptoms or spreading to other organs. The evolutionary trajectory of cancers can be defined using phylogenetic approaches but lack of chronological references makes dating the exact onset of tumours very challenging. Patients and Methods: HASH(0x35a8878) Here we describe the case of a colorectal cancer patient presenting with synchronous lung metastasis and metachronous thyroid, chest wall and urinary tract metastases over the course of five years...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327909/clinical-outcomes-following-surgical-management-of-coexisting-parkinson-disease-and-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#16
Roy Xiao, Jacob A Miller, Daniel Lubelski, Thomas E Mroz, Edward C Benzel, Ajit A Krishnaney, Andre Machado
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing the causes of weakness and gait instability in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to symptomatic similarities. No study has reported outcomes following decompression in patients with PD and CSM. OBJECTIVE: To report outcomes following cervical decompression for patients with coexisting PD and CSM. METHODS: A retrospective matched cohort study of all patients with PD and CSM undergoing cervical decompression at a tertiary-care center between January 1996 and December 2014 was conducted...
February 2, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327190/primary-pain-generator-identification-by-ct-spect-in-a-patient-with-low-back-pain-a-case-report
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Gabriel Tender, Adriana Constantinescu, Andrew Conger, Anthony DiGiorgio
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain is one of the most common conditions encountered in the middle-age population. Identifying the primary pain generator is notoriously difficult. The computed tomography-single-photon emission computed tomography (CT-SPECT) is emerging as a new diagnostic modality for this purpose. CASE PRESENTATION: This 68-year-old Caucasian male presented with intractable low back pain refractory to maximal conservative treatment, including medication and extensive physical therapy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326910/circadian-rhythms-in-plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-differ-in-men-and-women
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Sean W Cain, Anne-Marie Chang, Irma Vlasac, Archana Tare, Clare Anderson, Charles A Czeisler, Richa Saxena
The measurement of circulating levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been proposed to be a marker of disease and an indicator of recovery. Thus, knowing the temporal pattern and influence of potential circadian rhythms is important. Although several studies have measured BDNF at different times of day, no studies have done so while controlling for potential masking influences such as sleep and activity. Further, no previous study has examined circadian rhythms within individuals. We examined circadian rhythms in plasma BDNF while minimizing masking from behavioral and environmental factors using a 30-h constant routine (CR) protocol...
February 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325866/temporal-and-demographic-trends-in-glomerular-disease-epidemiology-in-the-southeastern-united-states-1986-2015
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Susan L Hogan, Caroline J Poulton, Ronald J Falk, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit, J Charles Jennette
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Large-scale, contemporary studies exploring glomerular disease epidemiology in the United States are lacking. We aimed to determine 30-year temporal and demographic trends in renal biopsy glomerular disease diagnosis frequencies in the southeastern United States. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In this cross-sectional, observational study, we identified all patients with a native kidney biopsy specimen showing one of 18 widely recognized glomerular disease diagnoses referred to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Division of Nephropathology between 1986 and 2015...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325574/decoy-receptor-3-analogous-supplement-protects-steatotic-rat-liver-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Tzu-Hao Li, Chih-Wei Liu, Pei-Chang Lee, Chia-Chang Huang, Kuei-Chuan Lee, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Ying-Ying Yang, Shie-Liang Hsieh, Han-Chieh Lin, Chang-Youh Tsai
BACKGROUND: For steatotic livers, pharmacological approaches to minimize the hepatic neutrophil and macrophage infiltration, and cytokine and chemokine release in ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury are still limited. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α superfamily-stimulated pathogenic cascades and M1 macrophage/Kupffer cells (KC) polarization from Th1 cytokines are important in the pathogenesis of IR liver injury with hepatic steatosis (HS). Conversely, anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages produce Th2 cytokine (interleukin-4), which reciprocally enhances M2 polarization...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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